1.    30 Jan 2017 #1
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    restricted zone functionality

    Hello -
    in previous versions of Windows it was possible to put sites in the restricted zone of internet options/security
    (from the control panel) and these sites would be inaccessible from Internet Explorer

    This, apparently, no longer works in Windows 10. Anybody come across this?
    Any similar functionality elsewhere?

    TIA for any info
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  2.    30 Jan 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by davexnet View Post
    This, apparently, no longer works in Windows 10. Anybody come across this?
    The amount of restriction on sites in the Restricted Zone is fully customisable, from just blocking JavaScript to blocking almost everything. I don't recall it possible to block access completely though. It still works in Windows 10, but this always was, and still is, a function that is specific to Internet Explorer. Edge and other browsers won't be affected by anything you set in IE's Internet options > Security.

    If you want to block access to a particular site across all browsers and for all users, the you could put an entry for it in your HOSTS file.
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  3.    30 Jan 2017 #3
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    Hi -
    Other apps use the Internet Options, not just IE, eg. Skype.
    It used to be possible to block ads in Skype by putting apps.skype.com in the restricted zone

    I put this domain and, as a test, "www.yahoo.com" and I can still access yahoo.com
    from IE11 without any trouble at all. Something is odd here. The zone security is set to "high" as per default.

    I blocked Skype ads by adding the above to the hosts file, but I'm still curious about the "restriced zone"
    apparently, now, ineffective
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